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ICD-9-CM 96.0
MeSH D007440

Intubation, sometimes entubation,[1] commonly refers to tracheal intubation, which is the medical term for insertion of a tube into the trachea, usually in the setting of anesthesia or ventilation in critically ill patients.

Other usage of the term includes introduction of a tube into the gastrointestinal tract, e.g. balloon tamponade with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube.

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  1. ^ Goodman, RS (1986). "True vocal cord paralysis following entubation". The Laryngoscope 96 (10): 1170. PMID 3762294.